Saturday, August 16, 2014

Last "Summer" Days

The end of summer vacation crept up on us too fast!  And now today was the first day of school, boo hoo.  I wish we had two more weeks of least!  Here is a bit of what we were up to before school started.

Lee recently got a pair of blue sunglasses. They are very fun and trendy.
Aug 3 2014

Clark had to get his TDAP booster shot.  The other kids were very happy that they didn't have to get a shot!
Aug 4 2014 (2)

Clark survived! He said it actually didn't hurt. 
Aug 4 2014 (3)

Nothing like starting your morning with a friendly game of Battleship!
Aug 4 2014

Our neighbors and friends brought us this fun treat over a week ago.  S'mores brownies with ice cream!!!
July 31 2014 brownies from the Clarks

One afternoon we went to the school playground.  That was a failed outing.  On the way there I think someone had a little bike wreck.  Then at the school my front tire got a hole in it which made Clark wreck.  Then on the way home something else happened too.  It was good we went and did something, but yeah, everyone came home hurt and/or grumpy.
July 31 2014 Clark and Cal with Haley inside

There is a fun park just a few miles away from West Virginia--Riven Rock Park.  We usually go there about once a year and the kids always love it. 
Aug 5 2014 Riven Rock Park

Some of the kids found some crawdads. Spelling on that?
Aug 5 2014 Riven Rock Park (2)

Aug 5 2014 Riven Rock Park (3)

As you can see, the Rock part is appropriate in the name of the park!
Aug 5 2014 Riven Rock Park (4)

Aug 5 2014 Riven Rock Park (5)

Cal has been using his spending money from jobs to buy Mixels.  And Clark received an amazing Ninjago dragon set for his birthday from our friends.
Aug 6 2014 Legos

Aug 6 2014 Legos (2)

My friend recently had a baby girl--I held a baby shower for her. We babysat her one Saturday afternoon.  Shanna LOVED it.  She even went through the diaper bag and looked at everything.
Aug 9 2014 Rachel Harris (2)

Early on a Sunday morning I drove up to Lois' to spend a few days there.  We made it to her house in great time--about 2 hours and 5 minutes (about 8:25 am) but we were still late for 9am church.  We left about 6:20am so I thought we'd get to church on time.  Oh well. Lois has fun play clothes and the kids enjoyed dressing up!
Aug 10 2014 At the Heits

On Sunday we went on a walk in the Kentlands.  Elden saw a frog and Reed caught it.  Blake named it Ribbit.  Elden is holding it here.
Aug 10 2014 Kentlands Walk with frog

Aug 10 2014 Kentlands Walk with frog (2)

Cute Rhett!
Aug 10 2014 Kentlands Walk with frog (3)

Lois, Lois and Ruth
Aug 10 2014 Kentlands Walk with frog (4)

Aug 10 2014 Kentlands Walk with frog (6)

Lois' friends get together for each others' birthdays which is so fun! It was Mary's birthday and we met up at Doorly's home for a potluck lunch and water fun for the kids.
Aug 11 2014 Maryland

The Saturday before we drove up to Lois' we were at a park.  Cal was jumping to grab a rung on the monkey bars but for some reason didn't grab it and fell on his back.  Somehow his right arm was involved in the fall and he got a buckle fracture.  He had a temporary splint on and Audrey and I taped it up well.  Also while we were at the park Lee saw one of his friends from optometry school!  They live in Chattanooga, TN and happened to be passing through.  What are the chances, right?!  He enjoyed catching up with him.
Aug 11 2014 Maryland (2)

After Doorly's, Lois, Mary and I went to Lois' community pool.
Aug 11 2014 Maryland (3)

Aug 11 2014 Maryland (4)

Elden enjoying some melted cheese with a serving fork.
Aug 12 2014 Maryland (5)

Lois received a bounce house from a friend.  She set it up one day, but it wouldn't hold enough air for the kids to jump in it. 
Aug 12 2014 Maryland (6)

Aug 12 2014 Maryland (7)

Our last day we went to a park and later had ice cream cones at Lois'.
Aug 13 2014 Maryland (8)

Have you ever seen Mike Aubrey's HGTV show Real Estate Intervention?  I loved that show!  It was fun seeing one of his personal listings in person!
Aug 13 2014 Maryland (9)

We drove home on a Wednesday afternoon.  Clark went with Lee to his 6th grade orientation and the kids and I headed to church for a young women's activity.  They played minute-to-win-it games. 
Aug 13 2014 Minute to Win it Games YW

I joined in with the Oreo game and got it in my mouth!
Aug 13 2014 Minute to Win it Games YW (2)

Aug 13 2014 Minute to Win it Games YW (3)

Aug 13 2014 Minute to Win it Games YW (4)

After about 5 days with a split, I took Cal in to get a cast on his arm.  Thankfully he only needs the cast two to three weeks.  I am hoping for two!  In our 11 years with kids no one has ever had a cast.  I am hoping this is the last one!
Aug 14 2014 Cal's cast

Aug 14 2014 Cal's cast (2)

Cal picked black. 
Aug 14 2014 Cal's cast (3)

After watching the dr. wrap the cast, I thought, I could totally do that!!!
Aug 14 2014 Cal's cast (4)

Aug 14 2014 Cal's cast (5)

The kids had meet the teacher night at school last Thursday.  It was a sad night for me!  I can't believe Elden is in kindergarten.  My sweet little baby is at school!  He went on a bus ride for the first time after the kindergarten orientation.  Elden enjoyed the ride.
Aug 14 2014 Elden's first bus ride

Hope you all had a great summer.  There were some summer activities I wanted to do but didn't.  Maybe next year.  Or during the weekends. 

1 comment:

Lois said...

Thanks for visiting! It was fun having you here!